McNeese State vs. Nicholls State: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

Who’s Playing

Nicholls State @ McNeese State

Current Records: Nicholls State 11-9; McNeese State 8-12

What to Know

The Nicholls State Colonels won both of their matches against the McNeese State Cowboys last season (76-69 and 80-67) and are aiming for the same result on Thursday. Nicholls State and McNeese State will face off in a Southland battle at 8:30 p.m. ET at The Legacy Center. The Cowboys should still be riding high after a victory, while Nicholls State will be looking to get back in the win column.

Nicholls State entered their contest against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions on Saturday without any home losses — but there’s a first time for everything. Nicholls State came up short against Southeastern Louisiana, falling 101-93.

Meanwhile, McNeese State beat the Incarnate Word Cardinals 82-72 on Saturday. It took ten tries, but McNeese State can finally say that they have a win on the road.

Nicholls State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 4.5-point margin of victory. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the squad has let down bettors in their past four games.

Nicholls State is now 11-9 while the Cowboys sit at 8-12. McNeese State is 3-4 after wins this year, and Nicholls State is 5-3 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: The Legacy Center — Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Colonels are a 4.5-point favorite against the Cowboys, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Colonels as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Nicholls State have won eight out of their last 12 games against McNeese State.

  • Mar 04, 2021 – Nicholls State 80 vs. McNeese State 67
  • Jan 27, 2021 – Nicholls State 76 vs. McNeese State 69
  • Mar 04, 2020 – Nicholls State 80 vs. McNeese State 56
  • Jan 29, 2020 – McNeese State 90 vs. Nicholls State 78
  • Feb 27, 2019 – McNeese State 84 vs. Nicholls State 75
  • Jan 16, 2019 – McNeese State 86 vs. Nicholls State 75
  • Feb 21, 2018 – Nicholls State 96 vs. McNeese State 79
  • Jan 10, 2018 – Nicholls State 85 vs. McNeese State 80
  • Jan 28, 2017 – Nicholls State 78 vs. McNeese State 74
  • Mar 09, 2016 – Nicholls State 94 vs. McNeese State 90
  • Feb 27, 2016 – McNeese State 71 vs. Nicholls State 69
  • Feb 06, 2016 – Nicholls State 71 vs. McNeese State 56